At 12, I never thought I’d learn so much from climbing a mountain for a few hours. And now, I look back on that experience and see so much more than I ever could have back then.
If we want God to make a difference in our lives, it is according to our faith how much of an influence He will have.
There’s so much chaos around us right now. I need a break. And I need some clarity and peace. So today, I’m offering you my testimony.
This is what I felt was the best message for the moment – to seek the better. To seek the things of a better world. To seek the better part.
Mourning, of course, is a process of healing. It’s odd, but processes that help us heal are always uncomfortable and painful. Yet, over time, they prove themselves to be extremely effective. A time of mourning can also be these three things: a time of solemnity, a time of fasting, and a time of prayer.
When Christ feels distant, we likely need to take some sort of action to feel close to Him again. So let’s look at ways to see Him when He isn’t obvious in your life.
I want you to pause for a minute and ask yourself – What questions do I have about my religious beliefs? Don’t skim past that. Let yourself think about it. Now what do you do with those questions?
Maybe right now we don’t feel like we can rejoice. That’s okay. But instead of rejoicing, we can still “be of good comfort.” Our dear Father in Heaven is still there. He’s still listening to us.
How many times in the scriptures are the words “Fear not” spoken by Jesus Christ? He speaks it like it’s a simple thing, like there’s an On/Off switch that can stop the fear we feel. So is He wrong? Or can it really be as simple as Christ makes it sound?
When worms leave the ground, they become more vulnerable. When we leave God, we become spiritually vulnerable as well.